Trick~or~Treating is a big deal in our town and Tinyprints helps make it special with their custom stickers. The last several years we’ve used them on treat sacks and since they have our name on them it givers us a chance to get acquainted with new neighbors. Tinyprints has a ton of styles so each year I can come up with a new look.
This year I used Tinyprints Halloween Fiesta: Eggshell Custom Gift Tag Stickers and Chalkboard Treat Sacks from The Container Store. For the big kids I just keep a large Anchor Hocking jar full of candy so they can take a handful or two.
Our house is right in town and since it’s already black and white, it’s kind of the perfect house for Halloween! I always add a message with a Sharpie water-based paint pen on the door when guest are coming. This year I kept it simple and at eye level…for little ones. We’ll serve chili and pumpkin soup to our friends that stop over for the in between times of answering the door. I use the same chili recipe I grew up with and it’s out of the red and white checked cookbook. That’s what we used to call it. Hope you and your little ones have a safe and memorable Halloween night!
Chili (serves 8-10)
2 pounds lean ground beef, cooked and drained
2 medium brown onions, diced
1 green pepper, chopped small
5 or 6 cloves of garlic, diced small
1 28 ounce can tomato juice (and maybe one small additional can)
2 15 ounce cans small diced tomatoes
2 15 ounce cans dark red kidney beans, rinsed and drained
2 teaspoons dried basil
4 tablespoons chili powder
Sauté the onions and green pepper with a bit of olive oil and after about five minutes add the garlic and continue to stir without letting the mixture get too dry. Add the chili powder and and basil and a little more olive oil if necessary. Continue to stir without letting it burn for another few minutes. Add the tomato sauce, diced tomatoes and the cooked beef and stir together with a little salt and pepper. Cook on medium-low for about 30 minutes. Then add the kidney beans and cook for another 30 minutes. Top with grated cheese and sour cream if you wish—and enjoy. Super simple, but delicious.
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